Friday, December 07, 2007
BABY SNAKES (What Evangelical Fanatics Really Think)
Below is a lengthy screed by a famous Evangelical Christian Fanatic who posts here occasionally, but more often posts on The Man with The Muck Rake..
In case you wondering just what do Evangeliicals really think or thought you knew what they really wanted, well, here's a direct link into the pit!
Stand back, this gets rather messy.
(I thought that the Baby Snakes claymation was a good way to illustrate this piece and celebrate the continuing festival of Zappadan at the same time! I'm sure Frank would have approved!)
Madame B wrote:
"Laugh in derision if you want, but most of the states are red --it's the city dwellers who tend to make the blue states blue, because they see the democratic party as making promises to their entitlement programs and their licentious lifestyles.
"A morality code based on the Bible?" you ask, as though it were a new and dangerous concept.
Whoever heard of such a thing!? Just our founding fathers in numerous writings and quotations.
Liberals think we need a nation where anyone can adopt and make babies indiscriminately without any structural accommodations or expectations for parenting and get public support --where we can partner with anyone else for sex and parenting, without all those troublesome ceremonies and laws. We want households featuring "the daddy of the week" --and "my two (or three or four) dads" --and "It takes a harem to raise a child." We want drugs made cheap and legal so all can try them without fear of the law, just like legal and unlimited alcohol and nicotine which do us so much good. We want porn made by anyone, any age, for any one. Who is to say it would be immoral? After all, I hear from the psychology community that you can raise kids who enjoy sex and want to consent with adults they want to please.
We want sex ed that distributes condoms to our minor children without our knowledge and teaches sex ed as "value free" --just so you don't make a baby or get a disease. We want to throw more money into AIDS and research without also teaching unequivocally (and chaperoning youth and young singles for) ABSTINENCE for the unmarried and monogamy for the married. Even though if we practiced that, if HIV carriers would have sex only with each other, we could eliminate AIDS within a generation or two.
Without biblical morality, we seem to want prostitution legalized and sex clubs unrestrained --despite all the public health and crime issues that surround the sex trade.
In Foreign Policy, we want to keep ourselves and our money at home --no more foreign investment to raise the level of the poverty-stricken in other lands--no more opportunities to introduce western civ to the 3rd world. No more intervention where tyrants are murdering their own people and threatening their neighbors and our safety --and also our oil supply.
We want to protect pristine tiny plot of land in Alaska against oil wells and production --even though over 99 per cent of us are never going to see the unblemished beauty up there. (Mining is considered ugly in the landscape to environmentalists, and some of it is --but when we traveled west as a family, we enjoyed seeing the old abandoned mines and the oil wells --it didn't destroy the beauty for us. (I know, strip mining is devastating. Some of these areas are ugly and we certainly wouldn't want them to be EVERYwhere.)
We think we can radically stop our dependence on foreign oil without oil development at home --(meanwhile we have enemies who would exploit our time of weakness in this area. We can't switch our military and economy over to alternate power overnight, can we?)
Romney was right and crystal clear on two excellent points in his speech --that religion and freedom are interdependent. Tell us, O Mudrake, about the thoroughly atheistic countries who are both prosperous and free? and safe for all religions? Even Europe's peace and prosperity are tenuous -with all the unemployed Muslim youth and gov't-dependent citizens. Europe still enjoys their Christian heritage in terms of how they used to observe traditional morality--though Germany and Italy so recently ignored Biblical morality in WWII. I still think we have greater wealth and more comforts here for the educated "middle class" than Europe does --judging by the French bloggers and what they themselves describe as meagre living conditions.
His other great point was on how we religious folk value the equal worth of every single life. We are not the ones, who, like Planned Parenthood's founder, saw abortion as a panacea to poverty--and the elimination of people who perpetuate an "under class" of poor, uneducated people whose guaranteed activity seems to be indiscriminate breeding. The more we cultivate this idea of extra-marital sex through entertainment and education, the more we handicap our people who cannot sustain marriage for the sake of children. Who also choose more and more to be child free and to have sex with their own sex.
GOP has been accused of not wanting to support poor people and their babies --but the liberals think the answer is killing them before they are born.
Neither is right. Compasion, charity and education --including religious morality--are the keys to the good life. Including conservatives' Bible-based morality, which really is a boon to REAL family planning."